What is this?
It's a Xbox Live Arcade port of the Xevious Arcade. The game was one very early vertically scrolling shoot 'em up, released on the arcade in 1982. Gameplay
So the game is about shouting the enemies and avoiding there bullets like most of the games of this type.
You can move over the whole screen with you Solvalou fighter. There is air and ground enemies. You can shout anti-aircraft missiles on air targets and guided bombs on ground targets. The bombs has a fixed range from you fighter indicated by a target reticule so you have to place yourself in right position to hit. Stages - Quote from Wikipedia
The game scrolls through 16 areas, looping back to Area 7 after Area 16. The Solvalou continually advances over varying terrain, and the boundaries between areas are marked only by dense forests being overflown. If the player dies, play normally resumes from the start of the area. If the player has completed at least 70% of the area before dying, play will begin at the start of the next area instead. As the Solvalou constantly flies forward, it is possible to advance without killing any enemies.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XeviousHidden objects
Sol Citadel: The target reticule turns read.
Special Flag: The target reticule don't turn read.
Bomb random everywhere! If you don't cheat and check up where they are. Enemies
Enemy air forces
Talken, Jiara, Zkart, Zoshee, Torroid
Enemy ground forces
Barla, Logram, Solbak, Globber, Domogram, Deloda
Floating fortress (boss)
Ando Ageanesis (known as Andor Genesisi in the How To Play in game)
Destroy Solbak to slow down enemy production (known as radar in the How To Play in game)Achievements
This game have hard achievements. Not a easy 200 point game!Final words
As this is one of the first game of this type it greatly influenced the shmup genre. I think it's a great game but when I play it I get tiered of it fast, there is no funny powerups and the music is very bad.
This is a game only for the shmup fan.
* This ARCADE game is included on the NAMCO MUSEUM VIRTUAL ARCADE disc. If you get the disc you can save money compared to purchase all games separately, but you need to have the disc in the Xbox to play the game.